11 Plot Editor

The plot editor is opened from within the Plots category of the Design Tab.

Plots consist of insets laid out on a page. To add an inset, select an inset from the Library tab on the right hand side and drag and drop it onto the page.

Insets can be selected by clicking on them. Use the Shift key to add more insets to your selection and the Ctrl key to toggle whether an inset is selected or not. When one or more insets are selected, their properties are listed under Properties on the right hand side.

The Page setup command lets you set up the dimensions of the page and its margins.

The Export to PDF command exports the plot to a PDF file.

11.1 Text Inset Formatting

The content of text insets can be edited by double clicking on the Text property in the Design tab when a text inset is selected.

A number of Markdown-inspired formatting options are available:

  • Lines are automatically wrapped but forced line breaks can be added as well.
  • Leave an empty line between text to separate paragraphs.
  • Prefix a paragraph with # to create a heading.
  • Prefix a paragraph with ^ to centre it or > to right align it.
  • Use the Insert command to insert special keywords such as $(ProjectName) which are automatically replaced with the correct content, most of which are editable from the Project category of the Design Tab.